A-Rollin' Down the River

A-Rollin' Down the River

Traditional - Lyrics from Shanties from the Seven Seas, by Stan Hugill


Oh, the Arabella set her main tops'l,
The Arabella set her main tops'l,
The Arabella set her main tops'l,
A-rollin' down the river.

A-rollin' down, a-rollin' down,
A-rollin' down the river,
A-rollin' down, a-rollin' down,
Said the bucko mate to the greaser's wife,

Oh, a pumpkin pudden an a bulgine pie,
A pumpkin pudden an' a bulgine pie,
A pumpkin pudden an' a bulgine pie,
Aboard the Arabelle!


Oh, the Arabella set her main gans'l,
The Arabella set her main gans'l,
The Arabella set her main gans'l,
A-rollin' down the river.

A-rollin' down, a-rollin' down,
A-rollin' down the river,
A-rollin' down, a-rollin' down,
Said the bucko mate to the greaser's wife,

Oh, a pumpkin pudden an a bulgine pie,
A pumpkin pudden an' a bulgine pie,
A pumpkin pudden an' a bulgine pie,
Aboard the Arabelle!


Oh, the Arabella set her main royal, etc.

Oh, the Arabella set her main skys'l,

Oh, the Arabella set her main stays'l,